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Mohawk-Wearing Crazyman
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... that refuses to play with an army unless all my stuff is painted.

Painted to my own very exacting standards for my own work.

Might be a contributing factor to why I don't actually play more often.

How about you guys?
 

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...who thinks converting minis is the best part of the game
...who can't paint at all
...who prefers to play by the RAW (when possible) rather than make up 'common sense' rules
...who believes knowing the rules is more important at the table than knowing the fluff
...who still knows all the fluff for my army none the less ;-)
 

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I'm the same way... I don't field unpainted models. I can't hold anyone else to that standard, but it makes the game better on my end. Since I have multiple fully-painted armies, it's not an issue of playing or not-- it's just an issue of waiting until the new army is ready.

I tend to go after common sense before RAW. Worry about the fluff, then worry about if the rules accurately depict it. If they do, great-- and for the most part, they do-- but if they don't, it's easy to fix without unbalancing the game.
 

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... who likes it all! I try to play only painted armies in tourneys (I have three fully painted), but will bring a WiP army if requested or dared. I love to convert and scratch-build, and strive to get better every time. Same for painting. My standard is lower than my personal best, but both my standard and my best are better than they were last year at this time. I want to believe that the RAW were intended to make sense, thus using 'uncommon' sense in a game is just what the designers intended. I'd rather make my own background for an army than use the existing fluff, but I understand that I'll need to be familiar with GW's storyline in order to mesh with my opponent's thoughts toward the army. I'm a very competitive gamer, but not OTT or a power gamer, as I tend to use the same lists against everyone. My IG list has not changed since shortly after the current IG 'dex came out some years ago. I like to make my army work for me, rather than letting my pocketbook work over my opponent. Moderation is a great tool to be familiar with, even with wargaming.
 

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...likes the building of an army the best! I love building armies, and I can't stick to one army for too long before I start another. But I do always finish the first army before starting another. I always field a painted and converted heavily army. Especially my Mountain Angels, who are my pride and joy. My Sob, IG tankies, and my Bad Teef Night Goblins. I also value fluff very highly, and the rules really take a spot below the fluff. If the rules don't match the fluff, then my club and myself write up new rules.

Huzzah!
-Dirge
 

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...Who paints to relax, even though it eats up all of his time
...Who enjoys losing a battle, simply for the joy of playing and the knowlege gained
...Who thinks he has skill until somebody disabuses him of that notion
...Who plans out 4 armies at 30,000 points, sees the price tag, and continues on knowing that the little plastic soldiers he will buy could purchase a car
 

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i'm the kind of player that wants every compettitors army to be fully painted to their own standard. However in my gaming group this doesn't happen theres a guy who hasn't bought anything for his eldar since christmas, a guy that gets side tracked and distracted all the time and thens theres me and the final guy who buy paint and base within the week/month we buy.
 

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I'm the type of guy who doesn't give a damn about the condition of his models, I find painting boring and tedious anyway and I have more important things to worry about in life than bits of plastic
 

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I used to play with just undercoated stuff when i was a wee little boy, now thugh i don't play if i ain't entirely happy with them, and they ain't up to a standard. Which at the moment is not happening since i've only just got back into it :)
 

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I can't paint quickly and be happy with the result so I tend to play with models as soon as they are assembled even halfway lol. That way I can get my games in and still take all the time I want to paint a high quality model that I will be happy with.
 

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I would love to field a fully painted army, but I have zero talent for it, and I don;t want to ruin all my lovely conversion work with a crappy paintjob. Meanwhile I have no time or patience to develop the skills.

So mostly I avoid game shops and just play with friends who don;t mind seeing a beautifully converted, totally unpainted army.
 

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... who buys something and saves and saves and then buys sometihng again and because of that its impossible for me to have unpainted models, i also have to get under my moms skin so she drives me to the games shop and lets me waste the money on what she thinks are normal toy soldiers. I cant paint fast either it takes a day for me to paint one guy and it doesnt turn out that great. Of course i also have a life filled with musical instruments, school (French immersion, double the work) and football (Canadian)

I personally think that fluff is first with rules in close second, i wont alter the rules but my fluff wont change because of the rules either.FLUFF ALL THE WAY!

PS: Jacobite, you dont play???!
 

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..who thinks converting minis is the best part of the game - and whose conversions get me asked 'how did I do it'?
...who can't paint to GD standard, and his TT standard is considered 'lame' by people half his age. (I'm over 30).
...who prefers to play by (un)common sense (when possible) rather than blindly follow RAW where it doesn't make sense.
...who believes knowing the rules is equally as important at the table as knowing the fluff
...doesn't begrudge a charge when it falls 3mm short of base-to-base.
 

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I believe fluff *can* be altered to fit rules (not necessarily that it should)

For example, Word Bearers may now include Cult units when once they could not. The fluff says they revere chaos as a whole rather than as individual gods.

But if you change the fluff on the cult units so that your Berzerkers aren't lobotomized Khorne-worshipers, but are instead a band of raving chaos fanatics who are hell-bent on crushing the unbelievers then suddenly they fit in.

As far as painting goes...if anyone out there is a good psinter and feels like doing up some blood angels, I'm more than willing to trade custom conversion work in exchange for paint ;-)
 

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I'm the guy that refuses to field unpainted models.. even proxies (but will use a proxy in a pinch like say broken models without glue to fix them)

I'm the guy that does not field proxies unless he has broken models. (You try moving broken necron warriors around.... )
 

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...that guy thats actually pretty friendly greeting and not a total prick to newer players and will actually take time to help new players learn the game(uncommon at my GW =/)

...the guy that just really plays to have fun, win or loose, tends to stay away from competition

...that guy that loves to throw models together making each one look different in some way or another
 

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Vash.......

Would rather field fully painted army but has been known to add in some minis that are not.

Loves converting and scratchbuilding more than any other aspect of the hobby.

Is so slow at painting it hurts.

Never gets to play as much as he would like.
 
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